The hydrology of the humid tropics

Wohl, E. and Barros, A. and Brunsell, N. and Chappell, N.A. and Coe, M. and Giambelluca, T. and Goldsmith, S. and Harmon, R. and Hendrickx, J. and Juvik, J. and McDonnell, J. J. and Ogden, F. (2012) The hydrology of the humid tropics. Nature Climate Change, 2 (9). pp. 655-662. ISSN 1758-678X

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Hydrological processes in the humid tropics differ from other regions in having greater energy inputs and faster rates of change, including human-induced change. Human influences on population growth, land use and climate change will profoundly influence tropical hydrology, yet understanding of key hydrological interactions is limited. We propose that efforts to collect tropical data should explicitly emphasize characterizing moisture and energy fluxes from below the ground surface into the atmosphere. Research needs to chiefly involve field-based characterizations and modelling of moisture cycling and catchment processes, as well as long-term data acquisition and organization.

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